Career Compass Award

Career & Professional Development is proud to support our faculty partners in integrating career development into their education plans. There are two funding opportunities open for applications every academic year in the form of the Compass Award and the FUSE Faculty Engagement Grant.

Faculty Fellow - Career Compass Award

The Career Compass Award annually honors a faculty member committed to building career competencies through engagement with our office, integration of career readiness into curriculum, and development of programs with a career focus. Applicable categories of engagement include:

  • Engaged Mentorship & Advising - Strategic and relevant advising to students as they determine undergraduate and post-graduate academic and career paths
  • Instruction & Training - Assistance to students through discussion of potential career fields represented by a specific industry or a variety of disciplines
  • Integration of Career Curriculum - Inclusion and development of professional skills or experiences into the classroom or through assignments
  • Collaboration - Partnership with Career & Professional Development for additional training, class presentations, and participation in career building events

Recipients are chosen based on nominations, which can be submitted by faculty, staff, or students online. Once received, a selection committee including prior faculty fellows and a CPD staff member review the nominations & select the recipient in the spring semester of each academic year. The recipient will be recognized at the annual faculty awards ceremony.

You can nominate a Career Compass Award candidate by completing our online form. Click the button to the right.

Previous Award Recipients

Andrew L. Goldman

Andrew Goldman, Ph.D.

History Professor

Professor of Management, Dr. Molly Pepper.

Molly Pepper, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Profile photo of Professor Kristine Hoover

Kristine Hoover, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership; Director of the Institute for Hate Studies

Portrait photo of Colleen McMahon

Colleen McMahon

Associate Professor of Integrated Media

Andrew L. Goldman

Heidi Nordstrom

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Portrait of Joe Johnston, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Joe Johnston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology


Faculty Photo of Becky Bull Schaefer

Rebecca Bull Schaefer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management